A car driving at him out of the night plunges L.A. private investigator Mike Faraday into one of his most desperate cases. Assisted by his secretary, Stella, he discovers that the car has already knocked down and killed a brilliant scientist, Professor Hopcroft. The Professor's daughter hires Mike to discover why her father was killed; his death was murder and differing groups are engaged in a power struggle for The Zetland Method. As Mike tries to discover what The Zetland Method is, corpses and hair-breadth escapes come thick and fast...
Used availability for Basil Copper's Crack in the Sidewalk
June 1976 : UK Hardback
May 1997 : UK Paperback